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October 29-30
OU Board of Regents Meeting
Lawton

December 3-4
OU Board of Regents Meeting
Norman

Faculty Handbook
Last updated September 19, 2014: DRB Professorship, Section 3.12.1 (b) 2) (BOR 091814)

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, as a comprehensive academic health center, is to educate students at the professional, graduate, and undergraduate levels to become highly qualified health care practitioners, educators, and research scientists; to conduct research and creative activities for the advancement of knowledge and care; and to provide continuing education, public service, and health care of exemplary quality.

The University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is the State of Oklahoma's major health professions educational institution, training physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, public health specialists, and a wide range of allied health personnel.

With a budget of over $800 million, OUHSC employs more than 1,100 full time faculty and nearly 4,000 staff. More than 3,500 students are enrolled in more than seventy health professions, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Center's colleges.

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is one of only a few comprehensive health centers in the nation with seven health professional Colleges.

The College of Medicine is the centerpiece of a 300 acre campus of the Oklahoma Health Center, which also includes the Colleges of Allied Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate College.

Health Sciences Center faculty and students use the clinical, laboratory, and teaching facilities of the OU Medical System (which includes OU Medical Center, the Children's Hospital, and OU Medical Center-Edmond), the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, other affiliated hospitals in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, three major hospital systems in Tulsa, the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Muskogee, and clinics in various locations in Oklahoma.

Research grants and contracts and sponsored program activities at the OU Health Sciences Center totaled more than $119 million in FY 2013.

This University in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, age (40 or older), religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.

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